Monday, 31 December 2012

2012 in a nutshell

2012, oh what a year! Like every year I’m sure you’ve experienced the ups and the downs that this year has thrown your way, but with the last day of the year amongst us already I’d like to reflect on the good times including new experiences, adventures and all the lovely people I have met!

So like last year’s post ‘2011 in a nutshell’ I thought I would carry on the tradition and name a few memorable events of 2012. I have compiled a facebook album of pictures from throughout the year of travelling, new experiences, people I have met through my blog and starting my jewellery line. So check it out HERE.

So long 2012, I bid you farewell. I hope the new year is good to us all!

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Shopping Sunday: Jewel-toned

Jewel-toned hues have always been present in collections from season to season, but as we saw last season (and until now) cobalt blue still continues to be popular in many labels. This season I am thrilled that emerald green is coming with a strong force, as it is one of my absolute favourite colours. So treat yourself and dress like the precious gem that you are!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Shopping haul in Dubai

As I've mentioned previously, the best part about visiting Dubai every year (besides seeing family and friends) is shopping. Lots and lots of it. 
This a video I put together of some of my favourite purchases I made in the first week of my trip. It's my very first video so I'd love to hear what you think of it! And please subscribe to my youtube channel, I'm putting together a very special video about my entire Dubai trip.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Blue hearts

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas eve and received/gave lots of amazing presents.

Even though I took these photos just before I came to Dubai, I just had to share them with you because I like the way they turned out. I was in St. Kilda beach with my dear friend Monica (who I shot as one of the 7AL blogger picks series in a previous post) and she was kind enough to take a few outfit shots. It wasn't the hottest of days but the clouds look really great in the photos so baring the cold and wind was worth it.

I know I haven't posted any Dubai related posts yet even though I've been here for over a week now, but I promise to post one on Thursday and it's going to be my very first video so stay tuned! Also, I post daily updates on instagram so make sure you follow me there to see what I'm up to (@7autumnleaves)

 Top: Mango / Skirt: Zara (old dress worn as skirt) / Shoes: Melissa / Necklace: Forever New

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Shopping Sunday: new years eve party frock

Choosing the dress to welcome the new year could appear to be daunting but you can never go wrong with a timeless black & white dress or by adding a little shimmer to your outfit to truly embrace the celebratory spirit! Hope you have your new years eve outfit sorted; and if not, I have you covered with these b&w and shimmery pretty frocks!

Enjoy the last 8 days left of 2013! x

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Blogger picks: Le chic world

Last week I met up with the lovely Monica from le chic world of mine at the famous St. Kilda beach to photograph another one of the 7AL blogger picks series. Monica chose to style the Wavelength necklace which complimented her printed dress beautifully since it had clean and simple geometric features.

PS. There's a Christmas sale on the online store; just use the code 'christmas' at checkout to receive 20% off until January 1st!

Don't forget to like the official Seven Autumn Leaves jewelry facebook page 


And head to the website to pick your favourite!


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

7AL Christmas sale!

Greetings from Dubai everyone! It's so good to be back here and excited for the Christmas and new years festivities coming up. If you're like me and haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet (woops!) head to to buy 7AL piece for 20% off for a loved one or even yourself! Just use the code 'christmas' at check out and this offer ends January 1st so hurry up!

Hope this season treats you well and stay tuned to my next post will feature another one of the 'blogger picks' series.

Have a lovely day! x

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Shopping Sunday: Christmas gift ideas for under $50

The hardest part of Christmas shopping is thinking of what to buy and where to get them. And with Christmas only a few days away we can get all the help we can have! So I have put together a list of items that would be a great Christmas present to your friend/sister/cousin/mother that won't break your bank either.

Happy Christmas Shopping! x

Friday, 14 December 2012

Packing: What's in my suitcase

In 2 short days I will be heading off to Dubai for the first time in a year, which seems like a long time for me since I have lived there the majority of my life. I usually plan what to take with me very carefully so I only reach about half of the weight limit so that, yups you guessed it, I can SHOP! Fortunately I still have my big wardrobe there which is quite full so if I ever forget anything I'm always covered.
Shop-a-holic + clothes horter = lots and lots of clothes

I think I've done pretty well considering I'll be staying there for 6-7 weeks. These are what I have decided to take with me:

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Blogger picks: every day like this

Last time, I introduced a new blogger project for Seven Autumn Leaves jewellery where I asked a few of my dear blogger friends to pick one of their favourite 7AL pieces to style and model them. We started off with Anastasia in the previous post but today I am sharing Sophia's pick (from every day like this) who styled it perfectly with an all black ensemble!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Shopping Sunday: Christmas wishlist

It's that time of the year where everyone is running around the shops or frantically looking online for Christmas presents for family and friends, but we all have our personal wishlists in our mind which we hope our loved ones would consider. Well these happen to be mine! *hint* *hint*  


Thursday, 6 December 2012


Typical Melbourne weather just had to turn on us as soon as it gave us a few good days. I am curled up and freezing in bed as I type right now! However, I did manage to take a few indoor shots earlier and thought I should share them. I am definitely in love with my spiked-shoulder blazer which I only had the chance to wear once a few weeks ago at fashion week. I've decided to include it in my carefully curated suitcase hoping it will give me a chance to wear it over there. I'm keeping my suitcase somewhat empty so I can fill it up in the 6 weeks I'm in Dubai.

On a side note, I'd like to thank everyone who has been so lovely and partaken in my very first 7AL jewellery giveaway!
If you haven't already, just visit my previous post and would love it if you could support me by taking part in the competition and sharing it with friends through facebook, twitter or instagram.

So excited to announce the winner next week! 

Blazer: Zara / Pants: Sportsgirl / Shirt: old / Shoes: Novo / Necklace and hat: Equip

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

7AL jewellery Christmas Giveaway!

I have to say, December is one of my favourite and most exciting months of the year. Although hectic, with all the Christmas shopping to be done, it is the time to look back and reminisce about our year gone by and decide what our new years resolution will be in the coming new year. To celebrate the holiday season, I have decided to have a giveaway where one of my lucky readers will recieve a Seven Autumn Leaves piece of their choice! That's right you can browse through the entire website and pick any of the items on it. 

To enter:

like the official 7AL facebook page 

then comment below letting me know you have done so, 
and include your e-mail and which piece you have chosen.

This giveaway is open to both local and international applicants, only runs for a week and closes on Wednesday the 12th of December.
so hurry up and enter!

Good Luck! x

This giveaway is now closed; thank you!

And the winner is: 
Ellen Kaminagakura!
Congratulations x

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Shopping Sunday: Swimwear

Finally it seems that Melbourne is giving us a good amount of heat and sunshine to jump in the car and head to the beach. For this glorious occasion, I have picked a few items that would make anyone look beach ready and super chic. I'm so in love with the one pieces right now and these ones are just simply gorgeous! Happy beaching ladies x